Davis Bayou Boat Launch

Two wooden docks stand in front of a pavement ramp overlooking the bayou.
Davis Bayou Boat Launch

NPS Photo / Juneau

Quick Facts
Davis Bayou, MS

Canoe/Kayak/Small Boat Launch, Historical/Interpretive Information/Exhibits, Parking - Boat Trailer, Trailhead, Trash Dumpster

The Davis Bayou Boat Launch features a two-slip trailer launch and a small craft hand-launch area. This launch is the perfect place to access Davis Bayou, the Mississippi Sound, and the Gulf of Mexico, as well as take pictures and go fishing. Trailer parking is permitted in the designated spaces and gravel parking area.

At the hand-launch area, located on the east side of the parking lot, visitors can access the Davis Bayou Blueway. Connecting Davis, Stark, and Halstead Bayous this Blueway is an excellent way to explore the area's marine resources. Common sites at the launch are of fish jumping out the water, boating traffic, and birds like pelicans and seagulls diving for food. 

The winding marshes are rich in plant and animal diversity, but also demonstrate the extremes of the salt marsh environment. The Davis Bayou Blueway offers an excellent example of a unique and productive ecosystem, and was developed through a partnership between the National Park Service, National Park Foundation, and Heritage Trails.

Gulf Islands National Seashore

Last updated: May 2, 2022